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Posted: 12/26/2001 10:39:39 AM EDT
I Can,t decide if I should buy a Springfield M1A Scout/Squad or Armalite AR-10A4; It will be used for informal target shooting & wildboar hunting (Once in a while).I will be mounting a 4X acog (With BAC) on the receiver, As I have come to love this scope. Also is the barrel on the Springfield M1A Scout/Squad Chrome lined? Any opinions will be greatly appreciated.
Link Posted: 12/26/2001 10:47:21 AM EDT
This probably won't help much but I own an Armalite AR-10 A4 Carbine and my next gun purchase will probably be a Springfield M1A Scout rifle.
Looks like I'm going to be the first to suggest both!
Link Posted: 12/26/2001 11:37:53 AM EDT
I no longer have my M1A,I traded it after getting my AR-10.I'd say get both but the first one to get would be an AR-10!You won't be sorry!
Link Posted: 12/26/2001 2:29:48 PM EDT
I'd say go with the M1A. If you want high-caps for the AR10 you're going to have to buy M1A mags anyway, and why buy them THEN pay an extra $20 or so per mag to have them converted? My opinion is that the M1A is a more reliable rifle for field-type shooting than the AR10 is, and more than accurate enough...there isn't any real difference in practical accuracy (absolute accuracy definitely goes to the AR though.)
Link Posted: 12/26/2001 2:41:09 PM EDT
My biased oppinion is M1A, got one & love it

There are parts and accessories everywhere for the M1A.


I don't own an AR10, but I have seen numerous reports as to those who own one, like it very much. so, having said that, I don't really think you could go wrong either way.
Link Posted: 12/26/2001 2:47:45 PM EDT
FN FAL
Link Posted: 12/26/2001 2:50:31 PM EDT
I have (2) M1A's, but I will get a .308 AR, maybe Bushmaster will make one. I would just figure on buying 10 round clips for the AR.
Link Posted: 12/26/2001 3:15:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gaar:
I Can,t decide if I should buy a Springfield M1A Scout/Squad or Armalite AR-10A4; It will be used for informal target shooting & wildboar hunting (Once in a while).I will be mounting a 4X acog (With BAC) on the receiver, As I have come to love this scope. Also is the barrel on the Springfield M1A Scout/Squad Chrome lined? Any opinions will be greatly appreciated.


You make things a little tougher by specifying the M1A1 Scout/Squad. This rifle, to me at least, is pretty new.
The first thing I would decide on the Scout/Squad is whether or not the scope position on this rifle is acceptable to you - more forward than anything I've ever used.

I have an M1A1 in .243 (yep .243) and a couple of AR-10 (T)'s.
I had a 10A4 but sold it. I'm embarrased to admit this but there was simply something about the way the 10A4 looked that I didn't like. Nothing else.
I love both my M1A1 and the AR-10(T) but if I could only have one I would have the AR-10(T).

You "might" consider going used and getting an AR-10(T) for about the same money as an NIB 10A4.

This advice is worth exactly the $.00 you're paying.
Link Posted: 12/26/2001 3:16:14 PM EDT
I had the same problem but today I solved it by buying the M1A, got the special edition GI stock issue and paid $1140 for it.

Later on, if I feel I made the wrong choice, I guess I will have to but an AR10, geez sure hope to get dissapointed with my M1A :)
Link Posted: 12/26/2001 3:32:00 PM EDT
Also one other thing to think about is what "evil" feature you want, you can either have thr AR-10 with a pistol grip but no flash hider or the M1A with no pistol grip but with a flash hider. To me I'd take the pistol grip over the hider, but then again thats just me.
Link Posted: 12/26/2001 4:11:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2001 4:15:53 PM EDT by GunnyG]

Originally Posted By bkss67:
Also one other thing to think about is what "evil" feature you want, you can either have thr AR-10 with a pistol grip but no flash hider or the M1A with no pistol grip but with a flash hider. To me I'd take the pistol grip over the hider, but then again thats just me.



Actually, you do get both a muzzle break and a pistol grip with each AR-10 purchased! This is not a limited time offer! (Ginsu knives not included)

www.armalite.com

BTW, I love my AR-10A4 Carbine!
Link Posted: 12/26/2001 5:22:42 PM EDT
M1A all the way.
I prefer it to my friends AR10.
He just so happens to prefer his AR10 to my M1A though.
He's usually wrong though.
Link Posted: 12/26/2001 5:30:26 PM EDT
m1a I've had mine for 6 years and not one disapointment. some guy just broke his ar10 bolt over on ak-47.net. buy all the goodies you can afford through springfield armory,they give you the loaded deal and it rocks. enjoy and good shooting.
Link Posted: 12/26/2001 5:40:14 PM EDT
I should add this to the equation:

I had a Colt AR-15, but was left wanting bigger holes. (slab side lower, but who knew what would happen a few years down the road!)

I replaced it with a SA M1A, got the bigger holes, but I didn't fit the rifle very well.
Using it as a training stand-in for qualifying with a M-16 didn't make sense either. Service Rifle competition wasn't going to happen with it for me

I replaced it with an AR-10. Same ergonomics as the M-16 I do have to qualify with, and still get bigger holes downrange. Too bad I can't use it in Service Rifle comp! Guess I'll have to get another .223 AR!
Link Posted: 12/26/2001 5:43:00 PM EDT
M1A
Link Posted: 12/26/2001 8:37:41 PM EDT
hk clone for 600-900 if cost is a concern at all


go to the hk91.com boards tho and read up on which clones are the good ones

i think hk is hard to beat...they are as accurate as i cna shoot (which by the way aint nuthin' to brag about) they are extremely reliable in my experience and they eat most any ammo without a hiccup
they are the simplest to disassemble and clean adn simplest in design...not much to go wrong

i own 2 (one real hk and one clone and i shoot the clone) but in all honesty have never shot a springfield..
i did try a real fnfal before i bought my hk but preferred the hk due to simpleness and fit
Link Posted: 12/26/2001 10:36:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2001 10:39:55 PM EDT by Kevin_Paul]
AR10!! I've only had good experiences with mine.
Link Posted: 12/27/2001 4:07:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SS109:
I have (2) M1A's, but I will get a .308 AR, maybe Bushmaster will make one. I would just figure on buying 10 round clips for the AR.



I made that suggestion to Bushmaster via their web site a few months ago.

I was a bit disappointed with Armalite before the ban here in California as they wouldn't sale AR-10 lowers or other parts. It would have been nice if there was an alternative [e.g.- An Eagle Arms kit or another manufacturer] at the time. As it turned out, I was unable to get one before the ban ....

They could have had another sale but....

Anyway, i've been wanting and am going to get a Springfield M1A soon as I bought mags, etc for it years ago. I guess they'll STILL get my money!
Link Posted: 12/27/2001 7:23:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/27/2001 7:25:23 AM EDT by gaar]
Thanks to all for the opinions. Does anyone know if the barrel on the Springfield M1A Scout/Squad Chrome lined? This is very important to me, I hate cleaning barrels & the chrome is soo much easier to clean!

Also, If I Pick AR-10 16" or 20" barrel?
Link Posted: 12/27/2001 5:35:04 PM EDT
If you are going to hunt boar the AR10A4 carbine is handy in the field and plenty accurate. Takeing mine to Texas in Feb. to shoot hogs.
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